<p>"""Volunteering has become so "mandatory" that the local hospital I wanted to help just put me in some cubicle where I was doing everything people who were getting paid were doing. They basically just considered me as free labor. I actually wanted to 'HELP PEOPLE' but they have so many college-bound volunteers that they just take advantage of us."""</p>
<p>that is exactly right.
but in my hospital, i just do homework while i wait for assignments.
i usually volunteer 4 hours. i do homework for 3 hours. Actually volunteer for half an hour (total.i work at nursing department. nothing to do.). Another half an hour for dinner.</p>